My friend Esther told me this story Tuesday when I was sitting in her chair for my regular pedicure at Eli’s (which I thoroughly recommend for anyone who needs a good manicure or pedicure plus entertainment while you’re at it). She swears the story is true.
She was sitting in a doctor’s waiting area that was empty except for her and a petite elderly lady who had been in the room when she arrived. They waited and waited together, but Esther decided to break the awkward silence by asking the little old lady how she was doing that day.
“Honey, life’s a 4-ticket ride,” the woman said with a smile.
I almost fell out of Esther’s chair laughing at what the older woman had said. The remark was particularly appropriate since the State Fair is in town for the week with the amusement park rides going strong.
For anyone of my friends in cyberspace who might not know what a 4-ticket ride is, please ask me in the comment section.
The quote “Honey, life’s a 4-ticket ride” has now made it to my own memorable quotes collection which reminds me:
Peace and Kindness Quote Contest
Deadline: Midnight Friday, October 27
3rd place Granny Selma Award for Trying – $25
2nd place Old Woman Slow Award for Close But No Cigar – $50
1st place Daddy Glenn L. Morris Award for Quote Mastery – $75
Keep those quote coming in, and be sure to stay tuned.